its pretty sick board, and great for me, who is a tall but light guy. im 5'11 but only weigh 130 and i ride the 142 comfortably, even though its 10 pounds outside the maximum weight recommendation =/. anyways, its a sick board, handles reaaal nice. good pop, nice flex. great all over the mountain. i really enjoy riding this board. another great board coming out of ride. i hope i see a day when i can ride the dh though =[. dream board. but yea, ruckus is a sick board, for a sick price. you wont be dissatisfied.